Derek Redmond


British Runner, Derek Redmond is favored to win the 400 meter race during  the 1992 Olympics. Halfway through the race, he tears his hamstring. Instead of giving up, he continues to hobble toward the finish line. Breaking through security, his father runs onto the track to help him to the finish line, but lets him cross it alone. 


  • How can you help someone achieve their goals?
  • How can you choose to respond to unfortunate circumstances with love and grace?
  • Commenting on the race, Derek later states that "to be a true champion you need to be physically strong but even more importantly you need to be mentally strong." How can you work to become mentally strong?